Industry experts identify Digital Signage as an emerging market with a predicted trend that will definitely see a lot more growth in the coming years. AOpen has set its mark in this industry over the past 5 years being the No.1 player of choice for heavy graphic/interactive content. AOpen earned this position because of its great product line and dedicated sales team. A team of multi-lingual experts is able to educate the channel and provide support to key customers across Europe.
This year we introduced great new products such as the most powerful Digital Engine of the series DE67-HA which supports Intel 2nd generation CPU Processor Family i3, i5, i7. Another great product that was just released in November is the WarmTouch WT22M-RH. This all-in-one multi-touch panel PC has a 21,5 inch display with a LED backlit panel. The built-in PC is based on the AOpen Digital Engine technology including Intel 2nd generation Core i3 Processor and Dual Channel DDRIII memory for high performance.
AOpen announced the cooperation with Philips MMD displays plus the availability of a bundled pack. More alliances were officially announced this year with digital signage software vendors such as: Net Display Systems and Display Evolution/Klocktornet. AOpen also added the 3D display manufacturer Dimenco to its alliance partner portfolio because of the perfect fit of the 3D software and content player. Part of the alliance program membership is that both parties test each other’s compatibility. Scala, being a long-term software partner of AOpen, certified the DE7000 this year with Scala Player 5 and the DE67-HA has also been tested successfully in the US. The report will be published in 2012.
In October AOpen was granted the award for Partner of the Year for fastest growing company in the Digital Signage industry by the Microsoft Windows Embedded team. AOpen is rewarded for its dedication and Windows Embedded based solution offering in the marketplace.
AOpen Channel Partner Program
Another great achievement of the year is the AOpen Channel Partner Program that was launched in August 2011. The goal of this program is to interact with our partners and customers, so that they can make use of all the sales kits and information to boost sales. Partners are invited to the AOpen Forum Europe that takes place on 30 January 2012 in Amsterdam.
The year 2012
2012 will bring a lot more benefits for our partners. We will kick off with the AOpen Forum Europe conference on 30 January 2012 in Amsterdam with Intel as the main sponsor of the event. This is a one day event right before Europe’s biggest AV tradeshow: Integrated Systems Europe. If you are interested in Digital Signage and looking for the right solution then make sure to reserve a seat at the AOpen Forum event via http://www.AOpenForum.com/
In terms of new product releases AOpen is working hard on both its Digital Engine portfolio and the WarmTouch multi-touch display series. We can expect a set of upcoming smaller displays in the range of 8”, 10”, 12”, 15” and 18” that will be released late 2012. The Digital Engine DE67-HA was just newly released and is about to hit the market.
There is much more that will follow in 2012, but let’s start with wishing you all a wonderful new year!
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As the leading manufacturer, of small, reliable, powerful and green digital signage media player solutions, AOpen is able to provide the world’s smallest semi-industrial Media Player with such strong capabilities called Digital Engine.